Boating & Rescue Courses

After taking a couple years off, we are excited to announce that we will be offering three 5-day courses this year! Each course will have both boating and rescue training included. Our courses will be based out of Southern Oregon and Northern California. 

Ages 17+
All skill levels welcome

May 1-5, 2023 Lower Klamath & Cal Salmon
May 22-26, 2023 Lower Klamath & Cal-Salmon
June 19-23, 2023 Lower Klamath & Upper Klamath

$995.00 per person

This course is designed for those seeking true adventure and comprehensive instruction, as well as summer employment opportunities as river guides for the upcoming season.

Most important is that these courses are fun, teach amazing leadership skills in a hands-on outdoor river setting. While experiencing some of the best whitewater the west has to offer.

The course is also perfect for anyone not wanting to enter a commercial river guide boating setting but rather hone in on their own river skills. We will cover paddle boating and master the art running oars, reading water, packing for multi-day trips.

If you are an aspiring river guide, a whitewater river guide school is a critical first step and may provide an opportunity for you to get your foot in the door with a well-established company.

Our whitewater guide & river rescue schools provide our students with the most comprehensive hands-on exposure to the world of river guiding.

Our guides and instructors are a wonderful eclectic compilation of highly educated and skilled boaters with diverse backgrounds; from Class V river guides to nature photographers, EMT’s, river rescue instructors, ski-patrollers and storywriters.

Noahs schools are a truly hands on outdoor adventure experience. People retain 20% of what they hear, 50% of what they write & 80% of what they do! We focus our energy on having our students experience as much as possible hands-on rather than just being shown & told. This makes for a much more effective learning experience and really helps our students retain what they have learned. These guide schools encompass not only the fundamental skills of reading whitewater and maneuvering boats, they also cover knot tying, raft rigging, signals, safety put-in talks, dealing with clients, class V safety techniques, equipment maintenance and repair, river conservation, local history, being in the wilderness and the finer points of creating safe, enjoyable river trips.

Where will we be staying?

May classes we will be based out of Nordheimer Campground 6 Rivers National Forest, and June class will be based out of Sarah Totten Campground USDA Forest Service / Frain Ranch.

What’s included?

Noahs River Adventures will provide:

  • Instructors – we try and maintain a 3:1 ratio
  • All boating and rescue equipment
  • Life jackets, helmets, wetsuits, fleece, splash gear, neoprene socks
  • Lunch cooler
  • Camp kitchen and Dinner every night
  • Drinking water
  • Communal area shade and rain protection
  • All shuttles once at base camp

Pack List and Detailed Itinerary sent with your confirmation after booking your spot!

SOU Outdoor Program has outdoor gear rentals. Check them out if you need anything!

If you have specific questions please email us at or call us at 541-488-2811

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